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1Back to top Go down    K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:39 pm

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Found this on RideApart.com this mornin'. Skip to :50 seconds if you wish to avoid the 'plug' at the beginning. The K bike stuff starts just before 3 minutes. Enjoy.

K Bike & General BMW history


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:08 pm

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Yep that was enjoyable. The purists only cared about the R bike and didn't give a shit bout the K bikes, he he Funny but maybe that's what the world thinks.


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:31 am

Point-Seven-five

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I'm totally okay with the world looking down on my bikes.† The cheap market value lets me own three of these great machines on a limited budget.†

It's very satisfying to run cross country at 85-90 mph with bikes that have prices well north of $10K and have no problem leading the way.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:06 pm

Dai

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I get a great deal of satisfaction out of turning up to work on a filthy dirty bike that's older than many of the people I work with! Very Happy Very Happy


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:15 pm

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Once I was asked in earnest by a rider, who strode up to me as I dismounted an old K bike, how it felt to have the coolest bike on the lot. I looked around and at him, his smiling face not displaying even a hint of sarcasm as he surveyed my machine. We were surrounded by shiny red Ducatis, Japanese litre bikes, modern Beemers dripping with tech, and a few chrome bedecked Harleys.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:58 pm

Woodie

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The white RS-SE was cool to see in action.†The styling still seems current to me even though I know it is from 30+ years ago.† Shall we say timeless?† It was also cool to see the motor assembly in the factory.


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1985 K100RT
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"Keep your stick on the ice.† We're all in this together."† Red Green
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:29 pm

TacKler

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We have a rather newish person at work and recently one of the girls was asking which year we were all born.† Trying to work out who was who with Chinese New Year.† I just said year of the Ox.††

Meanwhile the newish person whose name is Thomas (which we usually pronounce with a harsh German accent for some reason, instead of calling him Tom) said he was born in 1992.††

So the next day I was working with him and I took him downstairs to the basement where my K75S was parked.† I asked him to read the year of manufacture on the compliance plate.††

He came back with the reply "1991".††

So I said, "Get some time up, buddy".


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Red 1991 K75S
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:15 am

indian036

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@TacKler wrote:We have a rather newish person at work and recently one of the girls was asking which year we were all born.† Trying to work out who was who with Chinese New Year.† I just said year of the Ox.††
At least a change from when people always asked your star sign.†
As always, I didnít think quickly enough at the time to suggest I was a Taurus because I was full of bullshit.†

Bill


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1985 K100RT †VIN 0028991† My original Very Happy † (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT †VIN 0029036† BOB the Blue Old Bike† (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT †VIN 0190452† Work in progress
1984 K100RT† VIN 0023022† Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT† VIN 0090542† Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT† VIN 0183046† Work in progress
1993 K75S †VIN 0213045† Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:05 am

Dai

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@indian036 wrote:As always, I didnít think quickly enough at the time to suggest I was a Taurus because I was full of bullshit.†

Bill
I'm glad I'd just put my mug of tea down...


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:21 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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The idea of turning up on an old bike, in my case at the time an 84 K100RT and then folk asking questions unable to take in fuel injection and then realising you are using an almost 35 year old bike as reliable everyday transport.....not to mention take it abroad.....

Incredible machinery indeed......

I love them and love the folk that ride them too!!!!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

11Back to top Go down    K100RS SE on Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:53 pm

nvboy

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Someone should tell MotorWeek that it's a Special Edition, not a Special.
Fume fume

nvboy


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12Back to top Go down    Re: K Bikes Weird & Wonderful on Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:54 pm

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I was heavily entrenched with Airheads when K Bikes hit the rally scene, which I've frequented in my riding life. At first I had a bad taste in my mouth. They whined, they smoked upon start-up, they were...so...complicated. I preferred the reliable, quiet tick of an Airheads analog clock in the early morning dew at sunrise, across a campground full of Beemers.†

Then I rode one.

It was an '85 RS with a trailer behind it. It was under the guise of riding a bike which pulled a trailer that I got to try a K out. I came away impressed with both pieces of the experience.

Now I couldn't care less what anyone thinks of my choice of ride. I've ridden right round Australia on a K100RS without so much as a flat tyre or a drop of oil burnt, travelled North America, US Pacific Northwest to Guatemala, the Canadian Maritimes to the tip of Baja, even ridden them in the snow in Germany and the Winter rain of the southern UK.†

I will always own a Mighty K, even if it's subtly modded to better suit me, the basic architecture is there, in all of its quirks and strengths, the engineers, however oddly, put some Teutonic magic into the beast.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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